Sinn Fein's McDonald says Brexit agreement must give legal effect to 'cast iron' guarantee

(Reuters) – The leader of the Irish Republican party, Sinn Fein, said on Tuesday that a Brexit withdrawal agreement must provide legal backing to the Irish prime minister’s guarantee that there should be no hard border with the British province of Northern Ireland. “Last December, a joint report by UK and EU negotiators was agreed, in which it was stated […]

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Ireland Baldwin Accused Of Looting While Trying To Enter Own Home During Malibu Fire

Ireland Baldwin: from model to crook? As the Woolsey fire continues to devastate Malibu, California, A-listers continue to update fans on the status of their neighborhoods, homes and loved ones. This Sunday, Ireland Baldwin, 23, took to Twitter to reveal both a tragedy and a bizarre story. Apart from announcing that her mother was one of the many who lost […]

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Facebook to quadruple size of Dublin international headquarters

DUBLIN (Reuters) – Facebook has taken on a long-term lease in Dublin which will quadruple the floor space at its international headquarters and allow the company to more than double its current staff of over 4,000. Facebook said on Thursday the expansion would provide enough space for another 5,000 employees. Such an increase would make the U.S. company one of […]

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Ireland backed by Sweden and Denmark on digital tax

Ireland’s opposition to the mooted tax on tech giants revenue was backed up by Denmark and Sweden at a meeting of EU finance ministers today. Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe – and his Swedish and Danish counterparts – said they couldn’t back the tax in its current form. Other countries, including Italy, said they would pursue their own plans in the […]

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Richard Curran: 'Broadband plan is heading down yet another bog road dead end'

On the first day that Jim Hacker became a government minister in the classic British TV comedy series ‘Yes Minister’, his private secretary Bernard Woolley showed him around his new office. Woolley explained: “It used to be said there were two kinds of chairs to go with two kinds of ministers: one sort that folds up instantly and the other […]

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Bosnia vs Northern Ireland: TV channel, live stream, kick-off time and team news for Nations League clash

Michael O'Neill's side were beaten 2-1 in Belfast when the sides met back in September, which put a dent in their Nations League hopes. What time is kick-off? THIS Nations League clash is set for Monday, October 15. Kick-off in Sarajevo is at 7.45pm. The sides last met in September, where Bosnia ran out 2-1 winners thanks to goals from […]

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Republic of Ireland ace Shane Duffy defends 'very good lad' Declan Rice as international tug-of-war with England continues

Rice, 19, is currently involved in an international tug-of-war between England and Martin O’Neill’s men. The defensive midfielder, who has made three appearances for the Republic at senior level, is also yet to agree a new contract at the London Stadium – with his current deal expiring in 2020. Rice, who qualifies for the Republic through his late Cork grandparents, has asked […]

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In Ireland, pope says he shared 'pain and shame' of sexual abuse

Pope Francis said on Saturday that he shared the "pain and shame" of the Catholic Church over its failure to adequately address the sexual abuse of young people by clerics. Replay The pope said in a speech at Dublin Castle that "bishops, religious superiors, priests and others to adequately address these repellent crimes has rightly given rise to outrage and […]

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